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The Economics of Capital Punishment


Joanna Shepherd


Emory University School of Law

2009

CRIMINAL LAW & ECONOMICS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, 2nd Edition, p. 207, Nuno Garoupa, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009

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In this chapter, I briefly discuss theoretical predictions of capital punishment’s impact on crime, provide a concise history of the death penalty in the US, and review both the early and recent empirical literature.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 13

Keywords: capital punishment

JEL Classification: K00, K14

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Shepherd, Joanna, The Economics of Capital Punishment (2009). CRIMINAL LAW & ECONOMICS, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAW AND ECONOMICS, 2nd Edition, p. 207, Nuno Garoupa, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1912071

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